Land

Defence has signed a $5.3 million contract extension with BAE Systems Australia to provide technical support to the Army’s M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) fleet for another three years.

Rheinmetall has signed an agreement to create a joint venture and production facility in Hungary to manufacture the Lynx infantry fighting vehicle.

Babcock Australasia has announced it will respond to Defence’s call to equip Australian soldiers with next generation technology.

Babcock has outlined its Australian Industry Capability (AIC) plan for the Special Forces helicopter requirement under Land 2097 Phase 4, should the company secure the contract.

With tender responses from the four shortlisted contenders due to CASG by 24 July, the process to select a new tactical unmanned aerial system (TUAS) for Army is about to take a major step forward.

NSW family-owned company SMETEC Services has achieved German Government qualification to cut armour steel for Rheinmetall’s Boxer vehicles.

A Request for Proposal to improve aviation support for Australia’s new Special Forces helicopters are now open to Australian defence industry.

Melbourne manufacturer Tectonica Australia has won a $25 million contract to provide sophisticated camera technology for the Army’s Boxer armoured vehicles.

Raytheon and Rafael have signed a joint venture to establish an Iron Dome Weapon System production facility in the US.

Hanwha has rolled out two prototypes of the Redback armoured infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) to be delivered to the Australian Army.

In-country manufacturing activities for the NASAMS Fire Distribution Centre shelter subsystem by Adelaide Hills-based Zenith Custom Creations have begun under the Land 19 Phase 7B program.

Schiebel Pacific and Raytheon Australia have teamed up for the Land 129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System project for the Australian Army.

A decision can be expected later this year on how and when Defence will acquire the first of two regiments of 155mm 52 calibre self-propelled howitzers and supporting vehicles.

NIOA has won the first stage of the Land 159 Lethality Systems Project that will replace and modernise 26 weapons systems used by the ADF.

Airbus Helicopters grouped over 20 Australian partners to form Team Nightjar, as the consortium launches its solution to Land 2097 Phase 4, which is seeking a fleet of helicopters to support Special Operations.

The A$75 million contract will involve more than 50 Australian businesses to deliver five variants of the vehicle.